Unity 3D Video Game Kit Introduction Online Course
Learn How To Design and Build a Video Game Level without Coding. Great way to learn the Unity Engine. (3.5 hours)
Want to make a game but aren’t yet ready to learn programming? Unity 3D Game Kit is the answer. Both the Unity Engine and the Game Kit plug-in are completely free to download and start using to build your game development skills.
This course is an introduction course. It is intended to be just a couple of hours in length and get you up and running as efficiently as possible.
This course is taught using Unity 2019.1 and is backwards compatible to Unity 2018.3 and later.
This Unity 3D Game Kit from comes cram packed with beautiful graphics, easy-to-use design tools and plenty of creative freedom to flex your level designer muscles. Its a perfect place to learn Unity without needing to wrestle with learning a programming language. Its perfect for someone interested in being a game designer or level designer without needing to worry about building an entire game in order to create fun designs.
The output from this course will be your very own fully-functioning death star... oh wait... fully-functioning action adventure level (even cooler). You'll learn how to implement the following (without needing to do any coding, did we mention that?)...
- Create beautiful and interesting environments using the huge pack of assets that come with the Game Kit
- Add platforms, moving platforms, doors, keys / locks and other building blocks necessary for making an interesting level
- Add hazards and traps that can harm the player
- And, of course, lots more
This course includes a beginner-friendly introduction to installing and learning the Unity user interface for those folks who are not familiar with the engine.
And mixed in will be a sprinkling of game design and level design best practices. The end result will be your very own action adventure level, complete with challenges, obstacles and enemies.
This course is brought to you by the GameDev.tv team, creators of the world's most popular online Unity course. By purchasing this course you will have full access to the GameDev.tv community support forum, discord chat server and regular live community events.
What you'll learn on this course:
- Unity 3D Game Kit - a powerful tool that requires no programming
- How to build an action adventure level with triggers that open doors, moving platforms, enemies, hazards, and more
- How to use the Unity engine, including understanding the relationship between the hierarchy, game assets and inspector
- How to build a level from scratch with a handful of useful level design strategies
Hi, I'm Rick, nice to meet you all.
I've been making video games for a living for more than 14 years as a Game Designer, Producer, Creative Director, and Executive Producer, creating games for console, mobile, PC and Facebook. I founded an Indie game studio, called Inspirado Games, which was acquired in 2012 by Electronic Arts / PopCap. I also worked on cool IPs such as Mario, Transformers, Captain America and Mortal Kombat and created successful new IPs from scratch (such as "GardenMind" which was nominated for Canadian Game of the Year in the social / mobile category).
As a qualified Career Coach, I've helped thousands of people achieve their dream of making games for a living - both as Indie Game Developers and as valuable game industry employees.
Course Curriculum (3+ hours)
PreviewSection 2 - Game Kit Features
StartAdd Geometry To Scene (15:42)
StartPlace & Tune Enemies (15:55)
StartDestructible Boxes & Health Crates (11:28)
StartAdding Level Hazards (13:06)
StartInfo Zone Text Displays (8:37)
StartMoving Platforms (7:34)
StartPressure Pad Trigger Volumes (6:42)
StartCheckpoints & Crystals (9:33)
StartSwitches & Counters (12:52)
StartAdvanced Send & Receive (10:52)
StartSimple Rotation Component (9:32)
StartContact Damager Component (6:07)
StartVegetation & Rock Painters (12:21)
StartTuning Levers For Player (6:47)
Frequently Asked Questions
"Wonderful teacher and very fun course! It's super easy to follow and he gives a lot of information in a simple way that's easy to understand! Thank you for all of the courses you guys do! I'll be doing more after I finish my level!"
Christer E Eckermann
"As an game dev who is comfortable with Unity and C#, I learned quite a few tricks that I will be using to make my work more efficient."
Elizabeth Rischelle Laurie
"I like the fact that Rick clearly explains how to install the 3D Kit, and I also like his positive attitude. Wow, he shows us how to use the tools to place objects and characters in the environment, and tweak the settings! Cool, he teaches us how to set triggers and colliders! He also teaches us some rules to remember, when we design game levels!"
"A great introduction into the Unity software. I now feel confident in using the program to create levels and simple scenarios for video game projects."
"A nice introduction to Unity, and Rick explains things in a clear and engaging way. I had already signed up to the Complete Unity Developer 3D course run by the same team, but took this course first to give me some confidence using Unity before going into the programming side. I would also recommend this course to anyone who is unsure if they would enjoy developing their own video games, and wants a taste before diving into a more complicated course."